Prince William & Kate Middleton Called Health Workers Whose Colleague Died from COVID-19

Kate Middleton and Prince William showed their support of health care professionals and reached out to the hospital where the first doctor in the UK died from the novel coronavirus.

On Thursday, the University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust shared that they received a "very special telephone call" from Prince William and Kate Middleton.

Prince William and Kate Middleton attend Sunday service at the Church of St Mary Magdalene on January 5, 2020 in King's Lynn, England. | Source: Getty Images.

Prince William and Kate Middleton attend Sunday service at the Church of St Mary Magdalene on January 5, 2020 in King's Lynn, England. | Source: Getty Images.

FIRST DOCTOR IN THE UK TO DIE FROM COVID-19

The royal couple's call to Queen's Hospital Burton on Wednesday came as a way to reach out and share their condolences. Last week, 55-year-old Amged El-Hawrani became the first doctor in the UK to die from the coronavirus.

Following their call of support to Queen's Hospital Burton, the royal couple also talked to the staff at University Hospital Monklands, in Lanarkshire.

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Catherine and I were proud to visit staff working at NHS 111, to pass on our personal thanks, along with those of my grandmother and father, to staff working around the clock to provide care and advice to those that need it most. • The last few weeks, and more recent days have been understandably concerning with the continuing spread of coronavirus. • But it’s at times like this when we realise just how much the NHS represents the very best of our country and society – people from all backgrounds and walks of life with different experiences and skills, pulling together for the common good. • Not only are NHS staff and emergency workers responding to the needs of the public, they – like the rest of us – are concerned about their families, friends and loved ones. • They need our support as much as we need theirs. • All of us have a part to play if we’re going to protect the most vulnerable. • That means acting on the latest expert advice, staying home if we or those we live with have symptoms, and avoiding non-essential contact to help reduce the spread of the virus. • — The Duke of Cambridge

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ANOTHER CALL OF SUPPORT 

Empathizing with the staff having to stretch themselves "in all sorts of ways" to look after their patients, Kate also reminded them that they have to look after each other and themselves as well, and reportedly added:

"It must be so hard but I’m glad to hear that you’re currently getting all the support you need.”

Prince William and Kate were the first members of the royal family to visit people working on the front lines at a London 111 center, but they went into self-isolation shortly afterward.

THE ROYALS IN SELF-ISOLATION

Currently, at their Norfolk home, Anmer Hall, with their three children, the royal couple reportedly handle all their correspondence from there as well.

Even though Queen Elizabeth normally resides at Buckingham Palace, and Prince Philip at Sandringham, the royal couple went to Windsor Castle for the foreseeable future.

Prince Charles is the first member of the British royal family to test positive for the disease, and he had gone into self-isolation with Camilla at Birkhall.

Prince Harry and Meghan are also vigilant after moving to Los Angeles, where they are reportedly renting a mansion for the time being.

PEOPLE COMING TOGETHER

Since the coronavirus reached the pandemic stage, some industries have reacted with innovative ways to get ahead of the curb of the virus with extra medical support where needed.

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Self-isolation and social distancing can pose huge challenges to our mental health — in recent weeks The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have been in regular contact with organisations and patronages to understand the issues they are facing during this difficult time. Last week ☎️ The Duke spoke to @mindcharity CEO Paul Farmer, and The Duchess spoke to Catherine Roche, CEO of @_place2be. Today Public Health England has published new guidance to help support people during the COVID-19 outbreak, and updated its world-leading Every Mind Matters platform, with specific advice on maintaining good mental wellbeing during the outbreak; take a look at our Story or visit the link in our bio 📱 to find out more. Speaking about the new guidance, The Duke and Duchess said: • “It is great to see the mental health sector working together with the NHS to help people keep on top of their mental well-being. • By pulling together and taking simple steps each day, we can all be better prepared for the times ahead”. • The Government has also announced a grant for @MindCharity to help fund their services for people struggling with their mental wellbeing during this time.

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The NHS needed medical personnel to help in their new Nightingale infirmaries and turned to airlines EasyJet and Virgin Atlantic for help.

With thousands of airline crew members trained for medical emergencies and unable to work due to halted air travel, close to 9,000 staff based in the UK received recall letters to lend a helping hand.

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